MLB: best ballparks, Cleveland Guardians' reaction, Cubs' rebuild looming, trade deadline chatter
Jack Vita and Andrew Stem are reunited once again upon Jack's return from his weekend ballpark road trip, where he went to three baseball games in three days.
Jack shares his thoughts on the new MLB ballparks he visited (Cleveland and Cincinnati) and ranks the 11 ballparks he's been to (0:00 - 26:45). He also collected a good amount of feedback on the Cleveland Indians' new team name, the "Guardians" from Cleveland fans while he was at Sunday's Indians game; he reveals what the fans had to say (26:45 - 36:20). Last week, Jack wrote a piece on jackvita.com where he chronicled the Cubs' fall from grace, why the team is gearing up for a rebuild, and why the Cubs' owner Tom Ricketts isn't the one to blame for the club's shortcomings. Jack and Andrew discuss the piece, and what they think the Cubs will do this week with the approaching trade deadline (36:20 - 59:10). Then, they recap the most recent trades from the weekend and take a look at the league's standings, as well as assess which teams will be looking to add, and which teams will be looking to subtract over the next few days (59:10 - END). This is part one of a two-part podcast episode with Andrew. Part two, where Jack and Andrew talk Oklahoma and Texas joining the SEC and what it means for college sports, will be available for listening soon. Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show, so you don't miss it.
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